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South Africa has early human fossils at Sterkfontein and other sites... read more
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The opening moment of education in South Africa coincides with the foundation of the colonial experience at the Cape in 1652. Six years... read more
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Land is a very important commodity. It is used for farming, which provides food, providing living space and can also be seen as a sign of... read more
The series of clashes historically known as, Frontier Wars date back to 1779 when Xhosa people, Boers, Khoikhoi, San and the British... read more
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In May 1918 a group of fourteen railway clerks, clergymen and policemen formed an organization, Jong Suid-Afrika (Young South Africa). A... read more
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South African History Online, a partner with the Department of Basic Education, participated in the Nkosi Albert Luthuli Oral History... read more
The Industrial Aid Society (IAS) started out as a project of the Wage and Economic Commission, which operated under NUSAS at the University... read more
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16 December 1959 - At the annual African National Congress (ANC) conference, Chief Albert Luthuli declared that 1960 would be the "... read more
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The Battle of Ndondakusuka, which occurred on 2 December, 1856, was essentially a battle of succession.  Indecision on the part of... read more
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The end of the war was accompanied by rapid inflation and severe shortages in basic commodities. During the war itself the cost of living... read more
Filling the void left by SASO? The Azanian Students Organisation (AZASO): A summary  Following the banning of the South African... read more
President Thabo Mbeki became the second democratically elected president and announced his Cabinet on 17 June 1999. Ministry /... read more
Prior to Biko's inquest, magistrates had declined to examine the interrogation methods used, and had attributed detention deaths to... read more
The Building Construction and Allied Workers’ Union (BCAWU) was formed on 1 March 1975, and Leonard ‘Skakes’ Sikhakhane... read more
In 1979, the Wiehahn Commission to investigate how to regulate labour legislation. The growth of unregistered trade unions, inadequate... read more
1900 The East London Mayor's Minute for 1899-1900 states that 1000 refugees from war in the Transvaal and the Free State are camping... read more
The Natal economy, like the rest of South Africa, received a major growth stimulus as a result of the outbreak of the war. The shortage of... read more
This article was written by Sarah Rahimi and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Zarina Maharaj... read more
On October 25 1991, ninety-two organisations that were united in their opposition to apartheid gathered in Durban to form the Patriotic... read more
The council was divided, with verligtes and verkramptes pulling in different directions. It was subsequently also schizophrenic in its... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 14) The Grand Coup: Rivonia The Rivonia Trial set the... read more
1984-1990:- The people armed Introduction Numerous factors characterised the intensification of the freedom struggle against the National... read more

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